The Gaffney Fire Department is a paid department with 33 full time suppression staff, 4 part-time suppression staff and 3 administrative staff. The Gaffney Fire Department operates 7 pieces of fire fighting apparatus protecting approximately 25,000 residents of the Greater City Of Gaffney Area. All firefighters are trained to the NFPA level of Firefighter II, Hazardous Materials Technician and Medical First Responder. We staff two of our three fire stations with one engine company each while the company at the main station splits duty as an engine and ladder company. We also have a reserve engine and three support vehicles.
Our district is made up of a mixture of residential, commercial and industrial facilities, including approximately 10 miles of Interstate 85, a major route of travel between Washington D.C. and Atlanta, GA; 10 miles of Plantation and Williams petroleum pipelines; 12 miles of railroad with 26 freight and passenger trains each day, and two power generation plants located along Broad River. In 2011, the three Gaffney Fire Department stations responded to over 1840 calls for fire, rescue and medical assistance.